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He Turned His Head Away by LauraTringaliHolmes He Turned His Head Away by LauraTringaliHolmes

Paper collage with décollage and gel transfers, mica flakes, ball-point pen, 8x10

Papers used: 1890 The Chatterwell Stories; 1923 Speedwriting Shorthand Dictionary; 1947 Coronet magazine; 1953 The Growing Year; 1957 Look magazine

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grayman8 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
beautiful piece!
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
Many thanks. :heart:
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audreysmith Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
This has some terrific painterly qualities to it.
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
Yeah, it's the old ink I'm feeling. Coaxing it off the antique papers and into my new work is endlessly fascinating to me at the moment, and I've developed some cool techniques for doing that. Glad you enjoyed. :heart:
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Colornote Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
The composition is just fantastic - as if the whole thing were a painting. This really clicks for me.
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
Thanks. This one is a current favorite, holding pride of place at the bottom of my stairs, where I see it constantly. To me, it's all about the human condition and righteous action. So glad you like!
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hogret Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
This is so painterly!
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
I like the effects of transferring the ink from the old papers. Just the ink. Paper is never boring!
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7markus7 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
there´s very painterly looks on this collage . Apparently actual paints were not used . There is illusion of painting and illusion of perspective , nonethless the text fits in the picture well , like it was born to it . And there is some conradicting messages between the text and the images . Visually fine and thought provoking work .
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Thanks so much for the thoughtful comment. No, no paint was used...just old paper rich with ink, layered on like a big parfait and then carefully excavated. What happens is that the ink releases into the glue beneath it, and if the excavation is careful enough (and I get into the zone and am very careful indeed), the color of the ink--and the inked images and words--are preserved layer upon layer upon layer. I am gratified that you picked up on the contradictions in the piece, too--not many people take the time to see the fruit as a symbol of primordial temptation, which I had intended. That whole apple in the Garden of Eden thing....
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